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Bus operations get more time for leasing and interchange rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended for one year until Jan. 1, 2018, the date by which interstate motor carriers transporting passengers involved in leasing or interchange agreements were to comply with new regulations assigning responsibility for violations during inspections, compliance reviews and crash investigation. FMCSA said an extension would allow time to review a number of petitions for reconsideration.

FMCSA's leasing and interchange rule followed a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board that the agency regulate the leasing of passenger carriers in much the same way as it regulates the leasing of for-hire property carriers. For a copy of the March 16 Federal Register notice, click here.

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